The Semiconductors cluster: A key element in electronics manufacturing
In the future, the Semiconductor cluster will give its segments better visibility and, with it, the significance they deserve.
Semiconductor manufacturing—What does the market say?
What's up in electronics manufacturing in Europe? International competition has been strong for years, especially on the Asian market. During the 1990s, Europe accounted for a 15-percent share of global production on the market for semiconductor manufacturing. That figure has fallen to less than 10 percent during the last decade (Japan 22%, South Korea 18%, Taiwan 17% and USA 13%). However, together with partners from the business community in Europe, now the EU steering in the other direction: In July 2014, it launched the "Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership" (ECSEL) project, a public-private partnership equipped with 5 billion euros that is supposed to promote the development and manufacture of semiconductors and other electronic components in Europe.
The initiative is the heart of the electronics strategy for Europe that is supposed to mobilize 100 billion euros in private investment resources in Europe by 2020 and create 250,000 jobs. ECSEL covers the sectors for embedded computing systems, nanoelectronics/semiconductor manufacturing as well as smart-system integration along with the entire value chain for developing extensive electronic systems.2
Besides pilot projects, the technology initiative also supports technological developments in electronic chips as well as cyber-physical and intelligent systems and their integration into application fields such as efficient traffic, improved privacy for individuals and sustainable energy generation. productronica's exhibitors in the Semiconductors cluster will present their latest innovations in these fields.
What sectors does the Semiconductors cluster cover?
- Semiconductor manufacturing
- Manufacturing displays, LEDs and discrete components
- Photovoltaics manufacturing
- Cleanroom technology
- Materials processing
Semiconductors cluster: What awaits visitors and exhibitors?
The cluster for semiconductor manufacturing and semiconductor technology gives the segments in the cluster and their significance even better visibility. After all, the topics in this cluster are core elements of electronics manufacturing: Besides semiconductor manufacturing, manufacturing displays, LEDs and discrete components, everything related to the topic of photovoltaics manufacturing, micro-/nano-production as well as materials processing and cleanroom technology can be found here. That is exciting for exhibitors and visitors alike: At productronica 2015, 305 exhibitors with products in this sector were thrilled about all the interest of the 8,925 trade visitors from all continents and profited from sales potential that was correspondingly high.
The Semiconductors Cluster in 2015:
- Innovation Forum